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What is Positive Education?

Positive Education is an approach to education that combines traditional academic learning with the teaching of positive psychology concepts and well-being skills. It aims to foster the development of students' character strengths, resilience, emotional intelligence, and overall well-being alongside their academic achievements.

Key principles of Positive Education include:

1. Strengths-based approach: Identifying and nurturing students' strengths and virtues, such as creativity, kindness, perseverance, and curiosity, rather than focusing solely on weaknesses and deficits.

2. Character education: Teaching and promoting the development of positive character traits and moral values, including honesty, integrity, empathy, and compassion.

3. Mindfulness and meditation: Incorporating mindfulness practices and meditation techniques into the curriculum to help students develop self-awareness, emotional regulation, and stress management skills.

4. Gratitude exercises: Encouraging students to cultivate a sense of gratitude through activities such as keeping gratitude journals, writing thank-you notes, or reflecting on things they are thankful for.

5. Positive relationships: Emphasising the importance of building positive relationships among students and between students and teachers, as well as teaching social and emotional skills necessary for healthy interactions and connections.

6. Resilience-building activities: Providing opportunities for students to develop resilience by facing challenges, learning from failures, and developing coping strategies to bounce back from setbacks.

7. Optimism and growth mindset: Teaching students about the power of optimism and the growth mindset, which involves believing in one's ability to learn and improve through effort and perseverance.

8. Goal setting and self-reflection: Helping students set meaningful goals, both academic and personal, and encouraging regular self-reflection to track progress, identify strengths and areas for growth, and adjust their strategies accordingly.

9. Positive school culture and climate: Creating a supportive and inclusive school environment where students feel safe, valued, and respected, and where positive behaviours and achievements are celebrated.

10. Well-being curriculum: Introducing topics related to well-being, mental health, and positive psychology into the curriculum, alongside traditional academic subjects, to promote holistic development and life skills.

The Positive Mentor at World Class Schools

I conceived this service out of a personal necessity during my final years of high school. While facing the challenges of that critical period, the guidance received was often cookie-cutter or unfinished resulting in my own disengagement. Additionally, my parents, juggling multiple jobs, trusted the system to have my best interests at heart.

 

I found myself adrift at University in a Bachelor that was expensive and not what I wanted to do. If only I had a clearer understanding of what I wanted to do when I was in High School and a guidance counsellor that could aid me. I had significant debt after a year of University and felt no further ahead, lacking time and resources to discern my own path.

I was lost and grappling with parental expectations to invest, acquire property, and pursue a 'traditional' career. I witnessed my peers flourishing in their chosen paths. This left me disheartened and with mounting stress I distanced myself further from finding my own goals all while indulging in the transient socialising, further depleting my savings. I rationalised my actions with the notion of deserving a break and accumulated debt.

I completed my first degree, and the initial elation of my parents turned into a stark realisation that my academic achievements translated into neither employment nor enlightenment. I hastily enrolled in another University degree, anticipating greater career prospects. Unfortunately, I found myself one trimester in, experiencing déjà vu of my previous academic endeavours, with employability remaining uncertain.

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Fortunately, my journey took an unexpected turn as I landed a role with a professional theatre company and a few television series. This shift not only enabled me to overcome debt but also provided invaluable perspectives. Guided by mentors in the entertainment industry, I discovered my passion for the screen and stage, coupled with unacknowledged eagerness for teaching and learning.

My story may have elements of fortune and luck, but it is underscored by resilience and unwavering commitment to diligent efforts. This commitment extends to my passion for education, where I derive satisfaction from the diligent work of engaging with students, guiding them toward their goals, and relish the intellectual connections that aid in constructing pathways to their aspirations.

I am grateful for the transformative experiences that have led me to create The Positive Mentor Program. This program is designed to support and educate present-day students on the intricacies of secondary/tertiary education, navigating the professional landscape, and the significance of pursuing their aspirations. The Positive Mentor Program also incorporates effective life management strategies, emphasises communication development, and nurtures positive mental health practices. It is my sincere belief that by imparting these vital lessons, the program empowers mentees to thrive academically and professionally, fostering their positive growth and preparedness for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Join me on this journey of discovery and growth as we work together to unlock the potential within.

The Positive Mentor

The Positive Mentor

1. Exploring and Assessing

Following our initial conversation and discovery session, we embark on the exciting journey of crafting a customised pathway towards your goals. Through a series of enjoyable and stress-free diagnostics, we delve into the exploration process, uncovering your desires, requirements, and skill set. This allows us to pinpoint the tools available to construct a tailored positive pathway that aligns with your aspirations. During this phase, we leverage our time to identify your values, strengths, passions, and challenges. This strategic approach aims to unlock and declutter your mind, facilitating the discovery of your true desires and needs. Our objective is to pave the way for your overall success by navigating a pathway perfectly aligned with your positive and unique journey. Click here to start a free chat with the TPM.

3. Performance and Experiment

The pivotal phase where we proudly engage and execute your penultimate goal. The culmination of extensive research, dedicated training, and meticulous rehearsals has led us to this moment, where we set our plan into motion to achieve the desired outcome. In this stage, the collective efforts and preparations bear fruit as we navigate towards the realisation of our goal. Every step taken, every lesson learned, and every practice conducted has been a building block for this significant phase. The journey to this phase has been a testament to dedication, perseverance, and collaboration, and now you're ready to shine as you bring our meticulously crafted plan to life.

 

This phase is not just about achieving a goal; it's a celebration of the hard work, commitment, and passion that brought you here.

2. Pathcraft: Building and walking the path

Here, we embark on crafting your personalized pathway to reach your goals. As we journey together, we'll identify potential challenges, setbacks, and advantages. Our TPM approach involves building and walking this path through positive education techniques, ensuring you feel safe, supported, and empowered to flourish. This technique is a valuable part of your TPM toolkit, designed to equip you for future challenges. It empowers you to independently forge your own path and overcome obstacles with resilience. Ready to take the next step? Chat with one of the Mentors by sending us an email or leaving a message via the 'Let's Chat!' button below. 

4. Reflection and Launch

In the conclusive phase, we engage in a comprehensive reflection on the journey we've undertaken together, dissecting the successes and challenges encountered throughout the program. We explore the positive impacts you've achieved and strategise on seamlessly transitioning to your subsequent goals. As an esteemed TPM Graduate, you have the privilege of availing yourself for a 'Check-in' session at any time. This exclusive opportunity ensures that you can receive a tune-up and deliberate on your future aspirations with our ongoing support. Eager to propel your success further? Don't hesitate—initiate a conversation with us today! Let's discuss your accomplishments, address any lingering challenges, and strategically plan your trajectory towards future achievements. Your continued success journey awaits, and we're here to guide you every step of the way. Connect with us for a meaningful discussion on your ongoing and future goals.

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